Tru by Hilton Improved Its Breakfast Options?

“Comin’ In Hot: NEW Breakfast Items at Tru by Hilton” is the title of an e-mail message which I received earlier today; and I clicked on the link to see what are the options offered at breakfast.

Tru by Hilton Improved Its Breakfast Options?

Tru By Hilton Oklahoma City Airport

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Food items which were added to breakfast now include hot scrambled eggs, chicken sausage, and waffles.

In this article through which I imparted my experience at the Tru By Hilton Oklahoma City Airport hotel property — which was both the first Tru by Hilton hotel property and also the grand opening of hotel property number 5,000 for Hilton — I provided photographs and described the breakfast experience as follows:

Instead of individually packaged yogurt, guests could simply scoop their choice of as much Greek yogurt or vanilla Greek yogurt as they wanted; and then add their favorite toppings at the toppings bar, which consisted of a choice of purportedly 30 toppings. Five different kinds of dry cereal were available in clear canister dispensers.

Cold skim milk and two percent milk were also available. The clear canister dispensers contained shredded coconut, dried cranberries, Oreo cookie pieces, slivered almonds, and plain Cheerios.

Hot oatmeal and hot grits were available for breakfast; as well as hard boiled eggs and fresh oranges, bananas and apples. You can top these food items with any toppings you want as well.

Assorted bagels and doughnuts are available at a separate station. I did not particularly like how they were just hanging out there unprotected from any flies or other vermin which may possibly be in the area — as well as anyone coughing or sneezing within the vicinity of that station, despite the sneeze guard at the top. The doughnuts were okay at best; and being originally from New York, my opinion about the bagels is biased and skewed — so I perhaps will move on from there.

Guests had a choice of cold beverages at the main breakfast counter: orange juice, apple juice, grape raspberry water, and plain water.

On the side of the bagel and doughnut station were assorted syrups, butter, cheese, honey, and whipped cream. In the center were sprinkles, cinnamon, powdered sugar and chia seeds. Toppings on the right included peanut butter, pepper jelly, bacon jam, and Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread. Behind the assorted warm bottled condiments were large toaster ovens through which you can toast your bagels — after you sliced them with the handy slicer, of course.

I considered the former breakfast offerings a “deficiency” of the brand, as to me, the options for breakfast items ironically was not many — despite the myriad different ways one can arrange those options — and while it was good, the quality of the food was not memorable or extraordinary.


Tru By Hilton Oklahoma City Airport

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Despite the fact that I do not like scrambled eggs or chicken sausage, I do view the new options as an improvement to the breakfast offerings; but not everyone will agree with that assessment — hence the question mark in the title of this article.

I also do not know at this time if any breakfast items were discontinued from the original offerings.

Finally, I see no indication that a waffle iron is available — as it is at such brands as Hampton Inn and Hilton Garden Inn — so I am inclined to believe that the waffles are not freshly made.

These changes are in the positive direction and indicate that the good people at Hilton are listening to what customers are saying; but the Tru by Hilton concept in its present form is still not a good fit for me personally for the reasons explained in the aforementioned article.

All photographs ©2017 by Brian Cohen.


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One thought on “Tru by Hilton Improved Its Breakfast Options?”

  1. Frick says:

    My first stay at a TRU property was in Meridian, MS and I was taken completely off guard by their breakfast offerings, especially for a Hilton property. However, after finding a pool table in the lobby and my room lacked a desk I should have figured this stay was going to be an adventure. Between the Nutella and bacon jam, each morning started with a carb-loading breakfast. When I saw how they were displaying the bagels and doughnuts I reminded me of the ring toss at my local fall festival…… and hotel scrambled eggs are the worst.

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